Mosquitos are a painful problem for humans and animals in the Nashville area. Hearing West Nile Virus may make you nervous but getting educated is important. Let us help you become more informed and what we can do to help you avoid a West Nile Virus Infection.

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  • West Nile Virus is one of several viruses that mosquitos in Nashville, TN can carry.
  • The Mosquitos get the West Nile Virus from infected birds.
  • Most people show no symptoms when infected by a West Nile Virus Infection.
  • Most pets do not get sick from the West Nile Virus.
  • Standing water is one a breeding ground for mosquitos.


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The West Nile Virus Infection does not affect the majority of people in Nashville and the surrounding area (mild and often ignored symptoms seem to be mild and include swollen lymph nodes, a mild rash, or mild flu-like symptoms.). For those who are infected and diagnosed, West Nile Virus Infection generally affects people in ill health or those over the age of 50 years. They are at risk of meningitis or encephalitis; which is approximately 1% of cases. Symptoms of encephalitis or meningitis may include severe headache, high fever, neck stiffness, disorientation, convulsions, paralysis, coma and sometimes, death. Most symptoms of the West Nile Virus Infection occur between day 3 to day 6 after the bite. But, symptoms may also occur anywhere from 1 day to 15 days after a bite as well.

[notification type=”error”]If you suspect you may have encephalitis or meningitis consult your physician. With proper medication, most people recover quickly.[/notification]

[notification type=”error”]Less than 1 in 100 mosquitos in affected areas have the West Nile Virus.[/notification]

[notification type=”error”]There is no vaccination for the West Nile Virus.[/notification]

[notification type=”error”]Crows and Blue Jays are the biggest carriers of the West Nile Virus.[/notification]

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